Local Search Association Crowns the Best Solutions in Local

At its annual conference in Dana Point, CA, this week, the Local Search Association recognized the best solutions in location-based search and advertising with its annual Ad-to-Action awards. Award winners, who competed in a field of over 80 entries and were selected by judges representing companies such as Google, Amazon, and Walmart, included Brandify, PlaceIQ, and Vendasta.

FreshLime CEO Talks Data-Powered Marketing for Local Businesses

FreshLime founder and CEO Jay Bean recently reconnected with us to discuss ways small, local, service-oriented businesses can use automation to see better returns on campaigns—even with limited resources.

Street Fight Daily: Mixed Numbers on Future of M-Commerce, Uber Expands Its Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Fewer Surveyed Consumers Indicate Buying on Mobile Phones in 2017 than in 2016… Uber CEO Outlines Expanded Mobility Plans… Walmart Joins Forces With Postmates to Combat Amazon…

7 Retention Marketing Platforms for SMBs

As small and mid-size businesses move away from the once-ubiquitous daily deals platforms, they’re now funneling a great portion of their budgets toward retention marketing solutions. Here are eight examples digital platforms, each taking a unique approach to customer retention.

How Time Out Plans to Strengthen Its Vertical Offerings With Ecommerce

At last week’s LOCALCON conference in London, Time Out’s Russ Cohn, Zenchef’s Xavier Zeitoun, and FreshLime’s Bob Barnes discussed the impact of vertical approaches on local marketing. We followed up with Cohn again after the conference to learn more about how the publisher is working to become a comprehensive booking platform.

Local Visionary Award Winners Announced

The 2015 Street Fight Summit in New York saw the presentation of the first annual Local Visionary Awards, an eight-category competition designed to honor the very best campaigns, companies, ideas, and individuals in local marketing and commerce. The Innovator of the Year award went to Yext CEO Howard Lerman.

Openings and New Hires at Belly, UBL, WorldNow, and FreshLime

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Fathom Voice, Hearst, PlaceIQ, Sonata and more…